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IMAGING NETWORK FOR BREAST CANCER MASS SCREENING

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
53857
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1R43CA091392-01
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ARTANN LABORATORIES, INC.
1459 LOWER FERRY RD TRENTON, NJ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: IMAGING NETWORK FOR BREAST CANCER MASS SCREENING
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $145,999.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): We propose an internet-based dynamic imaging system for detecting and monitoring changes in structural properties of breast tissue that are indicative of breast cancer development. The method is based on the use of the proprietary Mechanical Imaging technology implemented in a small hand-held home-use self-palpation imaging device. The device is able to translate tissue's elastic properties into a digital map of the breast, to objectively detect the presence of suspicious lesions and, if necessary, to provide a woman with a warning signal "see your doctor". Data collected on a regular basis, e.g. once a week, will be sent via Internet to a central database to form a four-dimensional (3-D plus time) image that will be analyzed by a computer and a physician. This project will lay a the foundation for a new approach to diagnostic medical imaging by adding the temporal component to an image, by monitoring image changes over time using data from an individual home-use device linked to a database. The application of machine-learning algorithms for developing a notion of "individual norm" for a particular woman using dynamic features of image and the image mining will dramatically improve the sensitivity and diagnostic efficacy of the imaging for a population wide screening. PROPOSED COMMERCIAL APPLICATION: The hand-held home-use Mechanical Imaging self-palpation device connected via Internet to a central database will serve as a mass-screening tool for the primary detection of breast cancer. The convenience, efficacy and affordability of this technology will provide the foundation for the development of new markets for a product that should be a necessary item for every woman over 30 year of age with the market potential in excess of 1 billion dollar per year in the US alone.

Principal Investigator:

Armen Sarvazyan

Business Contact:


6093330710
ARMEN@PLUTO.NJCC.CON
Small Business Information at Submission:

ARTANN LABORATORIES, INC.
1753 LINVALE HARBOURTON RD LAMBERTVILLE, NJ 08530

EIN/Tax ID: 223503679
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No